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So this one has a bit of a convoluted story. Last December, having just bought my first 12 fret acoustic and having found it a revelation, I was on the hunt for another. I decided that I needed a C-03 TE custom; (yes, I can get very specific; comes with the territory of being a scientist). There were none new or used in Canada (I even pinged John at Larrivee and he couldn't find me one) so I started looking in the States. I found one out in Washington state. As luck would have it, I was headed to Michigan for the two weeks after Christmas to hang with my kids and see my brothers. Once we made it over the border, I sent the money to have the guitar shipped. There should have been plenty of time to have it arrive. Except for the huge storm that hit the Cascades the day it was supposed to ship. Suffice to say, it did not show up before we came back; it arrived the Wednesday after we left. My brother opened it up and put in the hydro packs I sent until I could get down again.

Fast forward to last week; I was heading down to watch my son graduate from the University of Alabama and stopped by my brothers on the way down to pick up the guitar. Oh man is it a beaut! It's got the typical Larrivee shit setup out of the factory (sorry, you well never get me to agree that a guitar should leave the factory with the nut height that Larrivee's do; no one wants the action that high! I don't care how hard you pluck your strings ;-)). I've already started tweaking the setup to my liking (thanks to all who provided advice in my nut filing thread, particularly @zztomato ). I dig Tommy's signature on the label. Also like the intentional close to the edge low E spacing for the thumb hook.

So I now have three 12 fret Larrivees. My resolution is to freeze all music purchases for 2022 (OK, will need some K&Ks and I may add a new mic; no guitars); we'll see how that goes.

Thanks,

Jeff
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They make a stunning guitar, that much I know and im not sure I have ever played one I didn't like.

Judging by the looks of that wall.... you might just think the same thing.
 
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